Insight_E Webinars

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Upcoming webinars

Currently there are no webinars planned. Please come back in a few days.

Past webinars

  • Webinar on battery storage and its role in supporting the electricity system

    INSIGHT_E is preparing an extensive study on the role of battery storage in supporting the electricity network, to be delivered to the European Commission at the end of November 2014. The report is written by KIC InnoEnergy and Ifri, under the coordination of the University of Stuttgart. We are now progressing up to the conclusions of the report and are gathering a small group of experts for a closed webinar discussion, based on three country cases: Denmark, Germany and Italy. The goal of this discussion will be to collect feedback on our preliminary findings, and to gather input for our final conclusions.

    GUEST SPEAKERS: Dr. rer. nat. Matthias Leuthold, Chiefengineer in Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage System, Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives, RWTH Aachen University; Dr. Johannes Kostka and M. Kevin Schimschar, Robert Bosch GmbH; M. Michael Lippert, SAFT Batteries

    MODERATOR: Bo Normark, KIC InnoEnergy 

    DATE: October 28, 2014, TIME: 10:00 hrs (Central European Time). This webinar is accessible upon registration. If you are willing to participate to the discussion and provide input on our report, please send an email to: contact@insightenergy.org

  • Webinar on the UN's Climate Change Conference

    On November, the 25th of 2015, the INSIGHT_E European Project has held a webinar on "The UN’s Climate Change Conference: Can COP21 be a catalyst for action?" aimaing at discussing the potential impacts of COP21 on decarbonisation strategies.

    The INSIGHT_E consortium had the pleasure to introduce INSIGHT_E's last short paper on "Shaping Expectations to Foster the Low Carbon Transition: Can COP21 be a catalyst for action?" and to open the floor to discussions with the participants.

    The purpose of the event was to discuss the implications of UN member states recent decarbonisation strategies and put them in context of the widely agreed goal to limit global average temperature to below two degrees Celsius. In particular, the webinar addressed the following: The consistency and comparability of national climate action plans; Operationalising the 2°C target; The long term market signals for decarbonisation and The role of the EU in climate change negotiations.

    Presenters: Carole Mathieu (IFRI) and Matthew Reading-Smith (SF)

    Moderator: Louise Coffineau (KIC InnoEnergy)

    The video is now available online!

  • Webinar on Reforming the EU Emissions Trading Scheme

    On March, the 9th of 2016, the INSIGHT_E European Project has held a webinar on "Reforming the EU Emissions Trading Scheme" aimaing at discussing the potential impacts of the ETS reform.

    The INSIGHT_E consortium had the pleasure to introduce INSIGHT_E's last short paper on "The Market Stability Reserve: reform needs and possible impacts on the EU ETS", the functionning of the Emission Trading Scheme, and the inclusion of transport before opening the floor to discussions with the participants.

    The purpose of this online event was to examine which short and long-term measures are being deployed and considered to address the surplus of emission allowances that undermine the functionality of the world's largest carbon market. In particular, the webinar has provided an assessment of reform options that can help increase and stabilise the EU's carbon prices and incentivise industries within the ETS to reduce their emissions.

    Presenters: Matthew Reading-Smith (Stakeholder Forum), Sylvain Cail (ENERDATA) and Louise Coffineau (KIC InnoEnergy)

    The video is now available online!

  • Webinar on Merit Assessment of Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Pathways for Energy Applications

    On the 7th of June, the INSIGHT-E project has presented the outcomes of its study on Fuel Cell & Hydrogen (to be published soon) during a webinar on "Merit Assessment of Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Pathways for Energy Applications".

    Fuel cells and hydrogen (FCH) solutions are potentially significant elements of a future low-carbon energy system. The purpose of this online event was to evaluate stationary FCH energy technologies and determine how they can be supported by certain policy and market conditions. In particular the event has provided a merit assessment of technologies for H2 production, H2 storage, H2 transport, FCH for heat and FCH for power, as well as provide insights on how these technologies might fair under different energy system scenarios for the time horizons 2020-2030 and 2040-2050. Other topics covered during the event were as follows: - What are the different FCH applications currently being used in the energy system? What´s the current state of the FCH market? Why is there demand to increase FCH´s role in the energy system? - What are the common challenges and opportunities across FCH applications? - And how can FCH applications become more scalable?

    Attendees had been given a tutorial on how to use a downloadable comparative merit assessment tool – which will allows users to assess prospects for FCH technologies based on economic, environmental and regulatory criteria.

    Presenters were: Matthew Reading-Smith (Stakeholder Forum) and Kathrin Volkart and Martin Densing (PSI)

    The video est now available online!

  • Webinar on "The future of the EU's energy system: an assessment of megatrends and the role of the end user"

    On the 11th of October, the Insight-E consortium has held a webinar on "The fture of the EU's energy system; an assessment of megatrends and the role of the end user". In this webinar, the presenters build on two short papers published on the Observatory; "A Foresight Exercice in the Energy Sector to 2050" on one hand and "End-users: The trigger to share the European Energy System" on the other hand.

    This webinar has been presented by:


    • Aurélie Faure, Research Fellow, Center for Energy, IFRI Brussels

    • Céline Jullien, Industry Program Management Officer, KIC InnoEnergy S.E.

    • Pierre Serkine, End-user Architect, KIC InnoEnergy S.E.

    • Matthew Smith, Programme Coordinator, Stakeholder Forum

    You can find the presentation here.